Ober: Small businesses can report duplicative state requirements via new web portal

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“I would like to encourage Indiana’s employers to redundant state reporting requirements using this online tool,” Ober said. “The more data we have, the better decisions we are able to make for Hoosiers. Getting rid of duplicate reporting can give local companies more time to focus on their business.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Ober voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Ober said the easy-to-use portal is part of an overall effort to further reduce unnecessary government regulations and costs, and streamline processes.

Small-business owners and local governments can now visit www.iedc.in.gov/programs and click on “Duplicative Reporting” to fill out the survey. The form asks the user to identify situations where they are required by state law, rule or guideline to submit similar information to at least two state agencies. Duplicative information can include notifications, tax reports, employment data and other statistical data. Ober said the confidential survey is user-friendly and only takes five minutes to complete.

Ober was among a select number of lawmakers recently named a 2017 Indiana Chamber Legislative Champion. He earned a 95 percent on the Chamber’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the best-run state in America based on fiscal responsibility, streamlined operations and enhanced transparency. Ober said he would like to continue the state’s momentum by improving government efficiency, which ultimately saves taxpayer dollars and helps the economy.

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State Rep. Dave Ober represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ober can be downloaded by clicking here.